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Get to Know: Andy McGibbon

He is the frontman and guitarist extraordinaire of Lurgan based Garage Punk Blues outfit The Bonnevilles, one of Northern Ireland’s most exciting live bands.

Their latest album, Dirty Photographs, is due for release on Alive Records on March 18th. Get to know Andy McGibbon.

Where you’re from: Lurgan.

Describe your style in 5 words or fewer: 1950’s Blues Vampire.

Digital music, CDs or vinyl: Vinyl, all day long.

Biggest musical influence: Robert Johnson.

What you’re listening to right now: FUZZ II and Elmore James.

Favourite venue: Junior’s Juke Joint, Holly Springs Mississippi. It was like playing in church for me

Best local band of the moment: Wood Burning Savages, Petty Youth, Nasa Assassin.

Last gig you attended: Left Lane Cruiser at the Oh Yeah Centre.

Best gig you have ever attended: Guadalupe Plata at Deep Blues Fest Europe, Munich.

Favourite album of all time: RL Burnside – Ass Pocket of Whiskey.

Musician you’d love to collaborate with: Prince.

Last thing you do before going onstage: Have a beer, stretch and give Chris a hug.

Summer 2018 dates are to be confirmed. You can have an advance listen to the title track of Dirty Photographs on Magnet Magazines website right now, also on Spotify, iTunes or SoundCloud.

My tastes vary - live in concert I've seen (amongst others) Bob Dylan, The Cure, Morrissey, Johnny Marr (sadly never The Smiths), Van Morrison, David Byrne, Counting Crows, John Prine, Chris Smither, Erasure, They Might be Giants, The Verve, Ben Folds, Georgie Fame, Teddy Thompson, Martha Wainwright, Rufus Wainwright and Loudon Wainwright III. This decade, a lot more home grown talent, with the likes of Duke Special, Brian Kennedy, VerseChorusVerse, The Bonnevilles, Tony Villiers and the Villains, The Hardchargers, and The 4 of Us. Favourite gigs include Prince in Cork in 1990, Trip to Tipp ’91 & ’92, David Bowie’s Reality tour in 2003.